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Catriona Seth

Born (1964-08-30) 30 August 1964 (age 55)
Worsthorne, Lancashire, England
NationalityBritish
TitleMarshal Foch Professor of French Literature (2015–present)
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic work
DisciplineFrench literature and History of ideas
Sub-discipline
Institutions

Catriona Jane Seth, FBA (born 30 August 1964) is a British scholar of French literature and the history of ideas. Since 2015, she has been Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Early life and education[edit]

Seth was born on 30 August 1964 in Worsthorne, Lancashire, England.[1] She holds British citizenship.[2] She was brought up in England, Scotland, Switzerland, Belgium, and South America.[3][4] She was educated at Colegio Francia in Caracas, Venezuela, at Lycée Sainte-Croix in Fribourg, Switzerland, and at Lycée français de Belgique in Belgium.[1]

Seth studied law and modern languages (French and Spanish) at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1986: as per tradition, her BA was promoted to a Master of Arts (MA Oxon) in 2001.[1][5][6] She then studied at Paris-Sorbonne University, completing a Maîtrise degree in 1987, a Diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA) in 1988, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 1995.[1][3][7] Her doctoral thesis was on Évariste de Parny, the 18th century French poet,[6] and was supervised by Sylvain Menant.[7]

Academic career[edit]

Seth spent most of her academic career teaching in France. She completed the Agrégation in 1995, and the Habilitation à diriger des recherches (HDR) in 2004.[1] From 1995 to 2000, she was a Professeur agrégé at the Académie de Rouen.[5] From 2000 to 2006, she was a tenured lecturer in 18th-century French literature at the University of Rouen.[5] From 2006, she was Professor of 18th-century French literature at Nancy 2 University.[1] When Nancy 2 University was merged with other universities to become the University of Lorraine, she continued her teaching at the new institution.[1] Between 2013 and 2014, she was also a World Leading Researcher at Queen's University, Belfast.[5] She has been a visiting Professor at Indiana University (Bloomington, USA), at the Université de Gafsa (Tunisia) and at the University of Augsburg (Germany);.[8][9]

On 1 October 2015, she was appointed Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford.[10] At the same time, she was elected a University Academic Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.[5][10]

Honours[edit]

In October 2012, Seth gave the fifth annual Burgerhartlezing (Burgerhart Lecture) under the title Nobody's Children? Foundlings, Identity and Individual Rights in the Enlightenment.[11] In March 2014, she gave the John Rule Memorial Lecture at the University of Southampton.[12]

In July 2017, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[13][14] She was appointed an associate member of the Académie Royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique in June 2018.[15]

In July 2018, Seth was awarded an honorary doctorate "for services to education" by Queen's University Belfast.[16]

In 2019, Seth was elected a Fellow of the Academia Europaea.[17]

Selected works[edit]

  • Martine Bercot; Michel Collot; Catriona Seth, eds. (2000). Anthologie de la poésie française: XVIIIe–XXe siècles (in French). Paris: Gallimard. ISBN 978-2070115990.
  • Michel Delon; Catriona Seth (2004). Sade en toutes lettres (in French). Desjonquères. ISBN 978-2843210679.
  • Catriona Seth (2005). André Chénier: le miracle du siècle (in French). Paris: Presses Paris Sorbonne. ISBN 978-2840504184.
  • Catriona Seth (2006). Marie-Antoinette: Anthologie et dictionnaire (in French). Paris: Laffont.
  • Catriona Seth (2008). Les Rois aussi en mouraient. Les Lumières en lutte contre la petite vérole (in French). Paris: Desjonquères.
  • Robert Kahn; Catriona Seth (2010). La Retraduction (in French). Mont-Saint-Aignan: Publications de l'Université de Rouen et du Havre. ISBN 978-2877758017.
  • Catriona Seth; Eric Wauters (2010). Autour de Bernardin de Saint-Pierre: les écrits et les hommes des Lumières à l'Empire (in French). Mont-Saint-Aignan: Publications de l'Université de Rouen et du Havre. ISBN 978-2877755047.
  • Catriona Seth ed. (2011). Laclos, Les Liaisons dangereuses (in French). Paris: Gallimard, Bibl. de la Pléiade.
  • Catriona Seth (2013). La Fabrique de l'intime (in French). Éditions Robert Laffont. ISBN 978-2221135297.
  • Catriona Seth (2014). Évariste Parny (1753-1814): Créole, révolutionnaire, académicien (in French). Paris: Hermann.
  • Rotraud von Kulessa; Catriona Seth, eds. (2017). L'idée de l'Europe: au Siècle des Lumières (in French). Cambridge: Open Book Publishers. ISBN 978-1783743469.
  • Catriona Seth; Rotraud von Kulessa, eds. (2017). The Idea of Europe: Enlightenment Perspectives. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers. ISBN 978-1783743810.
  • Catriona Seth; Rotraud von Kulessa, eds. (2017). Die Europaidee im Zeitalter der Aufklärung. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers. ISBN 978-1783744015.
  • Madame de Staël; Catriona Seth; Valérie Cossy, eds. (2017). Œuvres (in French). Paris: Gallimard. ISBN 978-2070143900.
  • Marie-Antoinette; Catriona Seth, eds. (2019). Lettres inédites (in French). Paris: Albin Michel. ISBN 978-2226445285.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 'SETH, Prof. Catriona Jane', Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2016; online edn, Nov 2016 accessed 30 Aug 2017
  2. ^ "Seth, Catriona". European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship. European University Institute. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Professor Catriona Seth". Find An Expert. University of Oxford. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  4. ^ "An interview with Prof. Dr. Catriona Seth". eMAG. Sprachenzentrum Universität Augsburg. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Professor Catriona Seth". All Souls College. University of Oxford. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Curriculum vitae: Catriona Seth" (PDF). Conseil Franco-Britannique. June 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  7. ^ a b Seth, Catriona (1995). "Évariste Parny (1753-1814)". theses.fr. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  8. ^ http://emag.sz.uni-augsburg.de/2017/07/26/an-interview-with-prof-dr-catriona-seth/
  9. ^ http://www.presse.uni-augsburg.de/de/unipressedienst/2017/apr-juni/2017_078/
  10. ^ a b "Appointments - Marshal Foch Professorship of French Literature". Oxford University Gazette. University of Oxford. 146 (5107). 1 October 2015. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Burgerhartlezing 2012" (pdf). Werkgroep 18e Eeuw. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  12. ^ "John Rule Memorial Lecture - Event". Department of History. University of Southampton. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Elections to the British Academy celebrate the diversity of UK research". British Academy. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Professor Catriona Seth". The British Academy. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Catriona Seth elected to Académie Royale de Belgique". British Academy. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  16. ^ "Leading Malaysian Scientist and Professor in literature honoured by Queen's University". Queen's University Belfast. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  17. ^ http://www.ae-info.org/ae/Member/Seth_Catriona